Neurofeedback & Biofeedback
Neurofeedback, Biofeedback, & Stress Management
Biofeedback is a general term describing a non-invasive form of treatment. The Neurofeedback specialist attaches sensors to the body and these sensors provide a variety of readings—feedback—which is displayed on the equipment for the client’s benefit. Neurofeedback is a specific term that refers to biofeedback of the brain waves or EEG. We offer a variety of computerized biofeedback and Neurofeedback programs in order to most efficiently address the needs of our clients.
The various forms of biofeedback are of particular interest to people who are seeking a way to help themselves and their families solve learning, attention and behavior problems while reducing or avoiding medications.
Medication affects the biochemical controls in the brain. Neurofeedback allows the person to gain control over the bio-electrical system. The brain learns more efficient ways to receive, encode and process information, thereby creating its own biochemical balance.
People who have had brain injuries–for which medications are rarely helpful–tend to respond very quickly to Neurofeedback. A brain injury may be caused by a direct blow to the head; whiplash; exposure to a nearby explosion; stroke; toxic chemical exposure or lack of oxygen. Emotional trauma can also damage the brain.
Neurofeedback allows us to nurture efficiency throughout the neurological system which generally gives people a sense of control and contentment, making it an excellent choice in peak performance work. The advantage of Neurofeedback over medication is that Neurofeedback produces a steady state of performance that self-perpetuates. In short, the brain learns how to learn. When the neurological system learns how to regulate itself, it can self-soothe. This reduces irritability, helps manage sleep states, modulates pain and generally makes life easier to handle.
Our Neurofeedback Specialists are trained in a variety of biofeedback modalities and, after an initial interview, selects the system(s) most appropriate for the individual client.
Issues for which various forms of biofeedback and stress management often help:
•Head pain including migraines
•Difficulty making decisions
•Lack of focus/daydreaming
•Impaired affect and motor function due to brain injury